College Park Day Festival Returns on Saturday, October 7

HYATTSVILLE WIRE: The City of College Park will host its signature event, College Park Day, on Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at the College Park Aviation Museum and Airport.

The event features live music, food and drink vendors, a kids and family zone with a dedicated stage, attractions, games, free entry to the aviation museum, community exhibitors, and a helicopter fly-in.

Live entertainment on the main stage features performances by Laundry World, Starlight Anthem, So Fetch, and Black Masala.

This year will feature an even bigger kids and family area with a dedicated family stage with performances by Mad Science of Washington, The Great Zucchini Magic Show, Bridgette Childrens’ Music, Zig Zag Magic Show, and Silly Goose & Val.

New this year will be Big Wheel races for children 50 inches and under with various race times set throughout the day.  There will also be live performances by Gymkana, stilt walkers, jugglers and more.

Visitors are encouraged to check out fun activities, crafts like pumpkin painting, insect petting zoo, bounce houses and obstacle courses, games (for kids and adults), and giveaways from community groups as well.

College Park Day will feature more food and drink vendors than before. Food vendors this year include: Taqueria Habanero, Virtual X Kitchen, Jas & Fam Caribbean Flavor, Cocineros, London Chippy, Catalyst Hot Dogs, Maria’s Kitchen, Kona Ice, Tatak Pinoy, Aunt Titty’s, Jet Set BBQ, Cakelady Desserts, Lameera Ice Cream, and Thai Amity Kitchen.

Beer and wine options (for those 21+) offered by Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., Denizens Brewing Co., Maryland Meadworks, and Franklin’s Brewery.

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy browsing the airport museum’s extensive exhibits, for free only on College Park Day.  There will even be a helicopter and plane fly-in.

This is a family-friendly event, but organizers ask that visitors leave pets at home.

The event will take place at the College Park Aviation Museum at 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr. Free parking is available at nearby lots and the College Park-UMD Metro Garage. A free shuttle service will be available from the UMD Campus, City Hall (free parking will be available at the Downtown College Park Parking Garage), & CP-UMD Metro Garage. Bike racks will be available for those using local trails to get to the event.

Find more information at www.collegeparkday.org.

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